1 republican /rɪˈpʌblɪkən/ noun
plural republicans
1 republican
plural republicans
Learner's definition of REPUBLICAN
Republican : a member of the Republican party of the U.S.
compare democrat 2
: a person who believes in or supports a republican form of government
Republican : a person from Northern Ireland who believes that Northern Ireland should be part of the Republic of Ireland rather than the United Kingdom opposite loyalist
2 republican /rɪˈpʌblɪkən/ adjective
2 republican
Learner's definition of REPUBLICAN
[more republican; most republican]
Republican US : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S.
compare democratic 2
: relating to or based on a form of government in which representatives are elected and there is no king or queen

— republicanism

or Republicanism /rɪˈpʌblɪkəˌnɪzəm/ noun [noncount]